Christmas Denim Embroidery Workshop

On Tuesday 5th December I’ll be running a denim embroidery workshop in Ace Hotel Shoreditch. Bring in your own denim (jeans, jackets, shirts) and during the 2-hour workshop I’ll teach you how to embroider French knots, satin, running and chain stitches onto your clothing. We’ll practise on plain cotton fabric to begin with so you initially get the hang…

Palm Vaults Workshop

Last Wednesday I ran a workshop in the perfectly pink cafe Palm Vaults. Check out the pictures below. If you’re interested in learning how to hand sew using embellishments and embroidery come along to one (or both) of my workshops.  On Thursday 9 November in West Elm I’m running a cushion cover workshop, book a…

Drop In Embroidery Clinic

  As part of Fashion and Design Month in September I ran an embroidery workshop with DMC in Warehouse. Click through the pictures to see our drop in clinic. Follow Embellished Talk on Instagram and Facebook to keep updated on future workshops. Pictures taken by The Communications Store SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave

Embroidery Workshop at Palm Vaults

Super excited and happy to be running an embroidery workshop in my favourite perfectly pink and the most Instagrammable cafe Palm Vaults On Wednesday 11 October. During the evening I’ll be teaching you how to do French knots, satin, running, star and back stitches using embroidery floss (thread) on plain cotton fabric to begin with;…

Drop-in Embroidery Clinic with Warehouse & DMC

Fancy learning a new skill  while breathing new life into clothes? Then head to Warehouse in Argyll Street on Tuesday 26 September 11am – 7pm, where I’ll be hosting a day of drop in embroidery sessions with DMC (the 270-year-old French embroidery thread brand that is used by fashion houses across the world). So, whether you…

Highs & Lows of Mashail Faqueeh

 Mashail Faqueeh is a self-taught embroidery artist who enjoys stitching all day and making beautiful things while watching TV shows and listening to podcasts.  She has recently reopened her online shop and has revamped her whole brand and of course has found some highs and lows along the way. Highs – I realised I’ve loved…

I Work, You Work, WeWork

Last Wednesday we ran an embroidery workshop where people could decorate a t-shirt. This time around the workshop took place in WeWork Coworking space in Hackney. Thank you again to DMC for supplying threads, Urban Fruit for all the delicious healthy snacks for all our attendees to enjoy and Absolute Apparel for providing cotton t-shirts…

Highs & Lows of Running a Business

Sometimes business isn’t as smooth as a satin stitch. I interviewed five textiles designers who have previously been featured on Embellished Talk about their highs and lows of running a business. Danielle Clough – Fiance Knowles I never expected to be in the textile industry and that my main medium would be fabric and thread,…

Exercise for Your Fingers

It’s 2017 a new year, a new slate to start on and you may or not have set resolutions; less sugar, more exercise, save money perhaps. If like me you want to make more textiles this year how about taking a short course in learning different techniques? Exercise for your fingers! Here’s a list of…

Talking Textiles

I came across one of Taiwo’s creations a few months ago at the Black Blossoms exhibition held at the University of Arts London. I was coincidentally listening to Frank Ocean’s Pink + White when I saw displayed her feathered clutch bag with synonymous colours. Taiwo Sonekan is a London based womenswear designer that designs clothes…

Time on Their Hands

“Fine Cell Work trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self esteem. This helps them to connect to society and to leave prison with the confidence and financial means to stop offending.” I met up with Kate the Commissions Consultant and…

When Art and Textiles Collide

Ingrid Ching was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia during middle school to later venture on to America. She has recently graduated from studying Fashion Design and a Minor in Textiles at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. On many occasions she travels back and forth from Philly to NY because the…